Reference number: DPD200253488
Products: Intel® C++ Composer XE, Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives for Linux*
Version: 2013 SP1 Update 2 (compiler 14.0), IPP 8.1 (Initial Release)
Operating Systems: Linux* / IA-32, Intel® 64
A defect exists in the Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP) 8.1 Initial release in the ippvars.csh file distributed for Linux* (found under: /opt/intel/composer_xe_2013_sp1/ipp).
The IPP 8.1 release (Package ID: l_ipp_220.127.116.11) is available as a stand-alone download or bundled with the Intel® Composer XE 2013 SP1 Update 2 release (Package id: l_ccompxe_2013_sp1.2.144) for customers with valid licenses from the Intel Registration Center.
The defect is caused by improper initialization an internal variable used within the script that leads to the error “arch: Undefined variable.” when the script is sourced directly or indirectly via the compilersvars.csh script (found under: /opt/intel/composer_xe_2013_sp1/bin).
$ cd /opt/intel/composer_xe_2013_sp1.2.144/bin
$ source ./compilervars.csh intel64
arch: Undefined variable.
Resolution: This defect is fixed in the Intel® C++ Composer XE 2013 SP1 Update 3 Release (Package id: l_ccompxe_2013.1.3.174 - Version 18.104.22.168 Build 20140422) now available from our Intel Registration Center.
In lieu of a permanent fix, users (or sys-admins) with appropriate root privileges can edit the ippvars.csh file to insert ONLY the new line 37 as noted in the code snippet below (ahead of line 38 which is the original line 37) to set the variable arch to the value of the first incoming argument (e.g. $1):
37 set arch="$1"
38 if ( "$1" == "ia32_intel64" ) then
39 setenv arch intel64